I’ve moved home. After 53 years or so in and around the Bristol Area, I’ve finally escaped and now live very close to the most splendiferous coast of the Gower Peninsula.
We used to spend some of our summer holidays around here, down near Oxwich bay, but also just across the Loughor Estuary in Camarthenshire or pembrokeshire. Lots of really good memories, so it’s amazing that i now live here.
The great point about the house we’re in is the amount of outside space we have. The garden is huge, well compared with our old terraced house garden in inner city Bristol it is. So we have lots of plans for it, and space for a decent sized vegatable patch, though this year we’ve decided to plant up 3 4foot square raised beds, so that we can get an idea of what will come up this year.
One thing that has amazed me is the vast variety of bird life here. In Bristol there were very few birds, Blackbirds, Blue tits, the occasional sparrow, and occasional long-tailed tit. But here there are so many birds, Blue tits, Great tits, long-tailed tits, Chaffinch, Bulfinch, Greenfinch, Starlings, sparrows, Wrens, Robins, Collared Doves, Crows, hundreds of Jackdaws, Magpies, Jays, Sparrow Hawk, Sea Gulls, and … well I’m sure I’ve missed some out…